The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

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Siberian Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Siberian Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Chess from the Altai region of Siberia. Captures are by jumping.

I had all pawns promote to queens.

I have not implemented all the fine points yet. Reserves still in the fortress can capture, to squares inside and outside the fortress, and I waived the requirement that they be placed at the next opportunity. I found this didn't make much difference.

There are bugs in the program. If it locks, hit "restart".

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001